Rick Hurst

Richard Douglas Hurst (born January 1, 1946) is an American actor who portrayed Deputy Cletus Hogg, Boss Hogg's cousin, in the 1980 to 1983 seasons of The Dukes of Hazzard as well as The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! in 1997 and The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood in 2000.[1]

Rick Hurst
Richard Douglas Hurst

(1946-01-01) January 1, 1946 (age 75)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Alma materTulane University (BA, 1968)
Temple University (MFA, 1970)
Years active1970–present

He also starred as Earl, the chef in the short-lived Bea Arthur series Amanda's.

He appeared in many movies, including The Karate Kid Part III (1989) as the Announcer. He makes numerous appearances at various Dukes of Hazzard events and at Cooters in Nashville and Gatlinburg, Tennessee. He also has made appearances at The World Of Wheels in Birmingham, Alabama.[citation needed]


His sons are actor Ryan Hurst,[1] and Collin Hurst. He was married to Shelly Weir, the mother of Collin.



  1. ^ a b Rick Hurst profile, Internet Movie Database; accessed February 28, 2017.

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